Fumiko Hoeft & Margie Gillis TSS/DR Community Webinar; Dyslexia: The Neuroscience of Early Identification & Intervention - Shared screen with speaker view
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It's like you are muted. Is it me?
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Why couldn't early brain scans be used to identify?
We will add that question for Dr. Hoeft to the Q&A at the end, time permitting.
Copies of slides will be made available as a follow-up to the webinar.
Yes, the recording will also be made available as a follow-up to all registrants.
I am confused about what she means about "protective factors"
We will send the BrainLens email in our webinar follow-up email.
Ha! Love the kiddo feedback, Dr. Hoeft! Our kids are our toughest and most accurate critics, right?!?!
Thank you so much for that amazing information! The science is amazing!
TU so much everyone! Happy to answer questions later (e..g protective… I just threw it in without much explanations, I apologize).
For any questions that do not get answered tonight, please email brainLENS@UConn.edu. Also the slides and recordings will be available later by the host.
Nice Adaptation for PreK!
Does anyone know of a good parent handout regarding developmental spelling for a teacher to hand out?
Please teachers be aware of left-handed learners in pre-k. Teaching a left-handed learner with dysgraphia is NOT just teaching the forms of letter while holding a pencil in the left hand.
What do you mean by that?
My question was addressed to Mary Novotny. I wasn’t sure what she indicating about left handed learners.
I teach middle school remedial reading using the Read 180 program. My classes 6,7,& 8th are unidentified dyslexic students. My students struggle with motivation. Vocabulary is a big deficit. Would you be able to give some suggestions or ideas to implement?
Much gratitude. Such welcome news on the screener.
Thanks you so much for your time and expertise!
How can advocate for students to get screened when in a Title 1 school ?
@Ruth Ann. OK. I am the parent of a left-handed dyslexic learner. In pre-k and k his teachers used Handwriting Without Tears. However, they used the templates with the pencil strokes for a right-handed learner. My learner already struggled with LR tracking, pencil grip, fine motor control and all the challenges of dyslexia. It was impossible for him. Please use the worksheets and pencil strokes for left-handed learners modules. It just removes one barrier to writing. My learner had un-learn and re-learn handwriting.
That's great to hear!
Thank you Mary!! I’ve got you now and totally agree. Thanks for the information. My daughter is a left-handed dyslexic and we used Handwriting Without Tears but modified it. So sorry for your frustrating experience. I so appreciate you sharing!!
I am in the endorsement and it is extremely interesting.
Muscogee County, Jackson County, Ware County, Decatur City, DeKalb County, Charlton County, Marietta City Schools.
@Mary. Thank you for sharing. It is most appreciated.
There are now 13 approved endorsement programs! Wow!
We will send the link to the handbook in a follow-up email
So will children have to have a ‘dyslexic’ diagnosis/label before they receive services in public schools?
Thank you for linking the handbook Kim!
When will districts not in the pilot begin to use sceeners and implement interventions in pre-k/kindergarten.
@Julie Wallace, it isn't until 2024 school year according to the law itself. It picks up after the pilot concludes.